Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PTQ Meeting September 10, 2016

Show and Tell:

Julia's "Ruby Stained Glass" sliced quilt for Barbara Cline's new book
For National Quilt Museum Show-New Quilt from and Old Favorite using flying geese  Judy & Colleen "Soaring to new Heights"  Julia "Twirly Birds"

Watana was asked to put these family heirloom Sue and Sam blocks together and quilt them.
Label for Sue and Sam quilt.
Keri quilt for her second grandchild  to be born in October.
Tonya's  Leah Day block of Month #9
Tonya's Sugar Club BOM "To and Fro"
Tonya "Shopkins" change purse.
Kathy H : Applique and pieced "Almost Free"
She used an extra block for the Label

PTQ  Sept. 10, 2016  Meeting Minutes
Old Business
Guild approved minutes for August meeting and the August treasurer’s report.

Secret Santa information sheets were distributed to participants.

T-Shirt Order:  Eva Marie sent guild e-mail about t-shirt order.  Today was ordering and pre-payment deadline.  

MQA Fall Gathering Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22— a Mississippi Quilt Association Members event---not a quilt show for the general public.  MQA Newsletter going out this week with registration forms and information.

·        Sept 24 during the Sit-N-Sew, the guild will assemble goody bags.  Judy will store at her home until Oct 21.

·        SIX ladies will be recognized as MQA Outstanding Mississippi Quilters on Saturday, Oct 22, from 1 – 3 pm. Naomi volunteered to coordinate/make preparations for refreshments for the afternoon.

·        Supper coordinator, Barb, shared the good news of a updated FULL kitchen at the Trotter. 
·        Needed are 2 turkey roaster pans, 2 nice large soup ladles; 2 carafe “Air Pots” for coffee service
·         no creamer pitchers will be needed for salad dressing
·        HOME MADE DESSERTS BUFFET – Bring your most decadent, most beautiful, most scrumptious HOME MADE dessert.  No store bought this time ladies. Trifles, layered desserts, bring on the delicacies!  

Hanging Quilts—Please bring your LABELED quilts.  They may have been made as a result of a guild class, small quilts from Susan Cleveland class, small quilts from Julia’s silo art quilt class, challenge quilts, friendship quilts, medallion quilts, Art quilts of all sizes, fractured quilts—The upstairs of the Trotter has a balcony railing that will need to be filled with quilts. We’d rather have an abundance to choose from than not enough.  If your quilt does not have a hanging sleeve, we will use clothes pins or binder clips to hang it, so bring what you have.  If you are planning to complete a 25 x 25 Celebration of 25 years of MQA, you still have time.
Diane has the PTQ quilt racks.  MQA has some as well.
Commercial Dispatch will be contacted about the MQA Outstanding Quilters being honored.
PARKING:  Friday, pull up to the 5th street upper level entrance, unload, and then go park in the free parking beside the Trotter and behind the former Gilmer.  Leave the spaces in front for loading and unloading. FRIDAY the “meter maid” will chalk mark tires and write tickets.  Saturday park your vehicle at the soccer complex, the farmers market, or behind the Law Offices next door to Zachary’s.

Opportunities for the Log Cabin Quilt and the Featherweight will be priced as follows:
$2 per single ticket                          $5 for 3 tickets             $10 for 10 tickets

Time to select a slate of officers to serve in 2017.  The nominating committee-- Julia, Carol, and Diane—will present nominees at the October meeting.

Annette and her team gave us a preview of MQA Friday evening skits.

Julia had Studio Art Quilt Associates Trunk show from around the world on display for all to feast the eyes upon; beautiful pieces of art, each one.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016 Meeting

Shirley G-- "Biscuit" or "puff" quilt for a grand child.

Latricia rescued blocks and pieces from a garage sale.  She's been completing the blocks by hand.

Brenda Ca.-- A Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern.  Quilted by Watanna.

Doris started a wedding quilt for a grand daughter.

Doris is teaching her 8 year old grand daughter quilting.  Grandaughter made this quilt.

Annette's quilt from a Karen Combs class.

Annette's string quilt top for charity quilt donation.

Tonya's Leah Day block of the month.

Tonya's  Sugar Club block of the month.

Tonya -  Baby quilt for special friend now in MN.

Carol's Sister, Linda, Christmas quilt.

Carol's Sister,  Linda, Charity quilt for Claire House in Tulsa--end of life care facility.

Sherry S.  Warmest Wishes--made this past week while visiting her Sis-in-Law, Judy.

Brenda Cr.  Beulah Stars quilt made on her 1951 Singer.  Machine quilted.

Karen received this handmade gift-- tri-axil hand woven bag.

Karen's great find --rescued quilt she is restoring.

Karen baby blanket for great nephew.

Karen working on an applique branch block.

Gwen and Judy with their Summer Carnival blocks made at MQA classes with Mickey Depre.

Pieced Hexies made during June MQA classes with Mickey Depre.  Brenda Cr., Lauren, Gwen, Judy

Judy S. --Happy Dots for Granddaughter going to college.

Judy S.  Baby quilt for family member


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes read and approved.
Treasurer report read and approved.

Reminder--Old Man River Quilt Fest this week in Vicksburg.

Old Business

Jacquie Gering will not be able to come Sept. 24 due to illness.  We will reschedule her at a later date.
Sept. 24 Sit and Sew time will be used for preparing for the Fall Gathering.

Monday, August 15, PTQ ladies in leadership for Fall Gathering will tour the Trotter in view of planning for Fall Gathering set up.  Details and more concrete plans will be made after this tour.

Quilts will be hung during the Fall Gathering.  Look through your quilts and select some for hanging.  All kinds of quilts from traditional to art quilts will be needed.
Create, Integrate, Celebrate!
Reminder to bring your cream pitchers for salad dressing to be poured from at Fall Gathering supper.
Naomi shared possible game idea.
Demos can be done during Fall Gathering.  Let Judy know if you have something in mind.

Christmas Social, Saturday, Dec. 3.  Flint Hill United Methodist Church.
Secret Santa Wish Lists were created and collected.  Lauren will be managing the details.
Are you working on your handmade gift?
We will have a pot-luck luncheon.  Find your delicious recipe now.

Pigeon Forge Piecemakers Guild Challenge- Feb1 will be due date for this challenge.  Strictly Black, White and one color of your choice.  Judy S. Has all the information.  See July 9 post as well.

 New Business

Suggestion was made to ask PTQ members Julia and Karen to offer classes for the guild.

Karen reported that Columbus Arts Council has a contest for the CAC 2017 calendar.  Actual art work will be displayed in the small gallery during September.  MUW professor will jury 11 pieces.  One piece will be viewers choice.  All winners will receive a free CAC calendar.

Guild Quilt for CAC donation--Brenda Cr.  displayed red and white 6 inch block.  All members are encouraged to PRE-WASH and bring any kind of red scraps to begin making these blocks. The Creamy color will be purchased for this quilt.  Blocks will be made at the PTQ Sit and Sew meeting times.

The sweet 16 blocks are completed and a red fabric has been purchased for the sashing.  This is ready for our next sit and sew.

Visitors--Sherry S--Judy's Sister-in-law  and Carol's sister , Linda.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

PTQ July 9, 2016 Meeting

July 9, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

Old Business:
--MQA National Teacher Mickey Depre classes July 18-23
--Old Man River Quilt Fest in Vicksburg  *Quilt Show and classes August 16-20
--Iuka Quilt Show Sept 16-17
--Hattiesburg Quilt Show October 7-9

Possum Town Quilters Guild
National Teacher Jacquie Gering—Ms. Gering has been ill and is recovering.  Unsure if she will be able to come Sept 24.  Guild waiting to hear from her.

Fall Gathering October 21-22 
Rita W – gave brief outline of plans for decorating; Barb D-gave brief outline of 3 soups-Chili, vegetable, potato, mixed green salad, please bring your creamer pitchers to be filled with salad dressing;  volunteers will be needed to bring desserts; CC collecting items to place in Silent Auction; Barb made special announcement of Dave’s donation
Plans were made to visit the Trotter in August to discuss tables and arrangements with the staff there.

CHRISTMAS social – Saturday, December 3, 2016
Guild voted to change the Dirty Santa to Secret Santa.  At the AUGUST MEETING those who wish to participate in the Secret Santa gift exchange will need to have their “Wish List” prepared to give to Lauren so she can pass the Wishes along to the Santa who draws your name.
Hand Made Gift Game (right/left) will be played.  Begin now creating your hand made gift if you plan to participate in the game.  Remember you want to give away your best—is the gift I am giving something I would be thrilled to receive??  You have just a few days over 4 months to make something,  J

Membership booklet –Lauren will email the booklet to you


2017 Guild Challenge by Piecemakers of Sevier County 
Black & White and one other color
All guild members invited; Guild must have a minimum of 5 entries to qualify for exhibit; the black and white fabrics must be either (1) tone on tone (2) solids (3) black & white prints
The one other color fabric must be either (1) tone on tone (2) solid
The quilted item cannot exceed a PERIMETER of 160 inches
The quilted item must have a 4 inch sleeve and an identifying tag attached to the back
Please use the quilt entry form provided on line for “A Mountain Quiltfest” 2017 and a photo of the wall hanging
Judy S has all the information needed.

National Quilting Day March 18, 2017
Columbus Lowndes Public Library proposing a celebration.  Some type of educational program.  More to come.

In the Columbus Arts Council Gallery this month is Julia’s quilt show along with the tatting of Sherry Pence.  Take a friend and go by to view this exquisite exhibit.

Row By Row Experience began June 21. 

Cards of encouragement are being sent to guild members who are experiencing difficulties.

July 9 Show and Tell
Brenda C- "Rail Fence"  made in quilt class at Figg Fabric and Studio with Judy S as teacher

Doris G-
"Rail Fence"  made in quilt class at Figg Fabric and Studio with Judy S as teacher

Tonya S Amy Gibson Block of Month and 
Leah Day Block of Month


Julia G-- You are My Sunshine small quilt

Linda B--there is a story with the quilt which was a gift from friend

Gwen S--Farming boy quilt for nephew, quilted by Watanna C

Gwen S --Pink!Scrappy Strips, quilted by Watanna C

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 11, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

June 11, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

May meeting minutes read and approved.
May treasurer’s report read and approved.
June 25 is our Sit and Sew.
PTQ July 9 meeting will be held in the Upstairs Meeting Room at the Columbus Lowndes Public Library.

Old Business:
MQA June Gathering:
  June 17 and 18 in Jackson 

Doors open at 3:30pm on Friday-- evening program T-Shirt quilts
Saturday events start at 9am
  • Morning Class
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Class
  • Show & Tell
  Judy is in charge of classes
  Classes, Lectures, and Sit & Sew
  Vendors will be present

MQA Member registration now open for National Teacher
Mickey Depre Classes
Pieced Hexies Buffet and Half Scrap Quilts
  • Must be an MQA Member to attend
  • Mickey Depre is teacher
  • Classes are Summer Carnival and Pieced Hexies Buffet

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May Minutes

May 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes

18 Members were present

April Meeting Minutes were Approved as Read

Treasurer's Report was Approved as Read

Sit and Sew will be held on Saturday, May 28

MQA June Gathering
  • June 17 and 18 in Jackson
  • Doors open at 3:30pm on Friday: evening program
  • Saturday events start at 9am
    • Morning Class
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Class
    • Show & Tell
  • Judy is in charge of classes
  • Classes, Lectures, and Sit & Sew
  • Vendors will be present
  • Newsletter will be posted at
    • Keri is MQA's Newsletter Error
      • Great Job on Newsletter, Keri!

MQA National Education Class
  • Must be an MQA Member to attend
  • Mickey Depre is teacher
  • Classes are Pieced Hexies Buffet and Summer Carnival
  • Cost is $30 and you MUST have the corresponding book (no sharing)
  • July 18 & 19 in Starkville
  • July 20 & 21 in Jackson
  • July 22 & 23 in Hattiesburg

Old Man River Quilt Fest
  • August 16 - 20 in Vicksburg
  • Registration is Open
  • June 30 is last day for Quilt Show Entry Submissions

PTQ National Teacher
  • Jacquie Gering
  • Saturday, September 24
    • This is our Sit & Sew Saturday, so no Sit & Sew
  • The membership will be voting on the class (Lauren to send info)
    • Modern Log Cabin
    • Scrappy Improvisational
    • Slicing and Insert Improvisation
  • Jacquie's web site is
  • The Starkville Guild may have a class on Friday
    • Not known which class they would have

Habitat for Humanity
  • Our April Columbus HS Quilt was a HIT at the last Habitat House
    • The Quilt was started on a Saturday and completed by the next Wednesday, in time for the Habitat Dedication - GREAT JOB LADIES!!
    • This was our 27th Quilt
    • This was our 12th House donation
  • Expect the next house to be dedicated 1st weekend in June
    • We have a quilt ready
  • We have yet another quilt almost done
    • Thank You to Watana for the donation of the quilt top and quilting
    • All we need to do is finish the binding

Fall Gathering
  • October 21 - 22
  • Will need help all day Friday to set-up; then stay until ~ 8 - 9pm
  • Judy is chairing the Gathering
  • T-Shirt discussion to occur at June meeting
  • Good progress on Goody Bags -
    • Bags are done
    • Gwen is finishing row markers
    • Stilettos are in-process
    • Annette is making the machine dusters
    • Next Group Project is the Coasters
    • The Starkville Guild plans to contribute an item
  • Outstanding Quilter Award to also be presented
    • Timing tbd
    • Ag Museum is under construction, so that location is not an option for 2016
    • Nominations are due by end of August
    • Nominee must be at least 65 years of age
    • Nomination Form is in MQA Newsletter

Civil War Log Cabin Quilt is Complete

Lauren has the Membership Books
  • Please see Lauren if you need one
  • Updates are coming

Thoughts and Prayers are with Brenda E and her family
  • Guild voted to donate a $50 memorial to the Society of St Vincent de Paul
  • Personal donations will be added to the Guild Contribution

Show & Tell:

Carol - Klaudeen Class - Skinny Mini Wall Hanging
She made it into an Apron

Carol - Nancy Prince Class - Thread Painting

Karen - Quilt made with 1910's and 1920's fabric
Bought at a Sale
She resized the quilt
Blocks were hand pieced

Karen - Sunbonnet Sue's bought at an Estate Sale in Texas
Mouse hole damage in some sashing and corner stone pieces
She rearranged the blocks for a better flow of color - and did the needed repairs

Karen -  Janet Bolton from England - Fiber Art

Karen - Quilt for Grandson
Hanging Four Patch on Point

Julia - SQA Challenges
Fiber Arts
Challenges made to a given color and theme

PTQ Charity Quilt
Watana Donation
5" Squares - Scrappy Sweet Sizteen
Working on Binding